One of the most interesting clashes in this UCL season finished with Red Devils win. Despite the post-match comments from Ronaldo, this is not an undeserved victory.
Moreover, we need to pay attention to it in front of Manchester derby. Let’s see the reasons why this win really means a lot.
1. Juventus is one of the greatest European clubs at the moment
Forget about Ronaldo’s signing and 2 Champions League finals for the last 3 years. Juventus haven't lost a group stage match since 2009/10. And by yesterday it was one of last clubs that didn’t lose in any game during this season.
Should we expect these facts may be an excuse for 0-1 defeat at Old Trafford? Off course no. Man United is a big club with great stuff and very experienced manager, and this team should fight with strongest rivals in UCL. But it still important to realize what achievement this guys reached on.
It really was quite difficult to win, with such an opponent which is in a very good form, but since Mourinho did it critics started to say it was to easy or don’t mean anything. Well, it wasn’t, and it means a lot. And as for Mourinho…
2. Jose really deserved this 3 points, and not only because of his subs
Despite the large number of shots, Man United really controlled the game, and up to the moment with the first goal everyone was happy. But after that goal from CR7, the situation required actions and Mourinho made substitutions that shoved why he is one of the best.
Mata’s free kick it is just an example of how the one player’s confidence can turn the game around. It is worth noting that Juventus goalkeeper had not the best his match, but he was forced to make mistakes in both moments just thanks to the new players that left the bench.
Besides, Marcus Rashford (another one entered in the end, with Fellaini and Mata) could easy made the score 1:3 with his one-by-one moment, quite a bit unlucky. So maybe Mourinho not the most pleasant guy, but he definitely knows what he’s doing.
3. De Gea is still brilliant, he deserved this win
There were 23 shots in total that Old Lady made, and only one goal scored. If we consider that Juve form now is very good, Cristiano is one of two best players in the world, Dybala, Pjanic and Cuadrado made their best too - only the presence of De Gea in Man United makes a difference in favor of the Reds.
Man United have had difficult times in the past few years, but there alway was one soldier that never gives up.
De Gea is the most valuable player on the field for United, without everyone except him, the team will show quite the same results. Fans should not just be proud of this victory, but to be thankful and glad that David is still makes it happens, and getting better every year.
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